Min Goes 2:06 In 200 IM To Close Santa Clara Futures


Mission Viejo Nadadore and Cornell commit Min Zhi Chua went 2:06.47 to win the boys 200 IM, highlighting the final day of the Santa Clara Futures meet.

That was a massive drop of more than three seconds for the 17-year-old Min, who will start at Cornell in just a few weeks.

In the midday distance races, Alexander Nikolaev and Noelle Fimbres took titles. Nikolaev won the boys 800 in 8:19.80 for Tucson Ford. He’s also a 17-year-old. The girls event went to 17-year-old Fimbres, who was 17:19:18 in the 1500 free for La Mirada Armada.

15-year-old Anicka Delgado was 57.19 to win the 100 free, putting up the second-best time of her career after a 57.02 in prelims. For the boys, Palo Alto’s Cyrus Morrison went a lifetime-best 51.67 to earn the win.

It was also a hit parade of best times in the 200 backstrokes. Jessica Pentlarge won the girls 200 back in 2:18.02, destroying her old best time of 2:19.75 prior to this week. Pentlarge swims for North Coast Aquatics. Then Bakersfield’s Robert Moseley went 2:06.75 to shave another half-second off his best in winning the boys race.

Davis Aquadart Tina Reuter ended off the night with a lifetime-best 2:21.23 to win the girls 200 IM, before Min’s big IM on the boys side.

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These Futures meets are interesting, wonder how many new JRs/US Open cuts were achieved across all the sites.


Uh doesn’t this make her the second or third fastest American ever and one of the fastest in history


Oops my bad, Min is a guy article

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